Tiered Weapon Weight (5e Variant Rule)

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Tiered Weapon Weight[edit]

Isn't it weird that a halfling with Strength comparable to a young blue dragon will never be able to effectively use a pike? Well no more! This variant does not change the effects of weight-related properties, but rather gives creatures the ability to overcome them. If a creature has a feature that makes them count as a higher size for the sake of pushing, pulling, or lifting, they count as 1 size higher for the following. All numbers listed are required Strength scores, allowing for potential homebrew ability scores above 30. Creatures count as 1 size lower for the following while wielding oversize or Large-sized weapons (DMG p. 278). For the sake of this variant rule, a "weighted" property includes the Heavy and Two-Handed properties. If the weapon is a double weapon and two-handed, you must either benefit from both or neither.

Effect Tiny Small Medium Large Huge Gargantuan
Count Stabilizing as Light 35 30 28 26 18 16
Count Heavy and Two-Handed as Light or ignore Stabilizing 32 27 26 24 16 14
Ignore Heavy and Two-Handed 30 25 24 22 14 12
Count Two-Handed or Heavy as Light 28 23 22 20 12 10
Ignore Two-Handed 26 21 20 18 10 8
Count no Weighted Properties as Light 24 19 18 16 8 6
Ignore Heavy 23 18
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